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 Stump Orator (in America).Stumps. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Stùmp Up.
 
Pay your reckoning; pay what is due. Ready money is called stumpy or stumps. An Americanism, meaning money paid down on the spot—i.e. on the stump of a tree. (See NAIL.)   1
 


 Stump Orator (in America).Stumps. 

 
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